Hundreds needed to serve up successful Championships

Bonnie with the team from Cordia
Bonnie the seal joined Shirley Clark and Austin Young from Cordia's internal catering team to launch the recruitment drive

More than 350 venue catering roles for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships have been created by Cordia (Services) LLP.

A recruitment drive to fill the positions was launched at Cordia’s headquarters by the Glasgow 2018 official mascot, Bonnie the seal, alongside Shirley Clark and Austin Young from the organisation’s internal catering team.

As part of the wider Glasgow City Council family, Cordia will work across seven venues in the city during the 11-day multi-sport event and is looking to fill a range of both front and back of house vacancies.

Venues include Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Knightswood Park BMX track, the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Scotstoun Sports Campus and Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails.

The application process is now open and successful candidates will complete four different strands of hospitality training, bolstering their skills and gaining a ‘European Passport’ for their CV.

George Haggarty, Cordia’s Project Manager for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, said: “The Glasgow 2018 European Championships will be a huge occasion for the city, attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators alongside world-class athletes.

“These catering roles will allow 350 lucky recruits to be right at the heart of the action, working at seven of the busiest venues.

“It will also offer a valuable insight into the hospitality industry and we’re keen to hear from people who are eager to gain catering experience or additional training. The roles will also be of interest to people within our organisation as well as the wider public, getting the opportunity to work at the front-line of next year’s Championships.

“This will be a great addition to any CV, providing valuable skills in a large event environment.”

Colin Hartley, Glasgow 2018 European Championships Director, said: “The Glasgow 2018 European Championships will be a spectacular event that the whole city can get behind and we are working with the best people and suppliers to ensure a successful Championships.

“The very best Scottish food and drink will be on the menu for athletes, officials and fans to try during the event and all eyes will be on Scotland to serve up a sensational event with a smile.”

Glasgow 2018, which brings together the existing European Championships for Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon along with a new Golf team championships, will be a new highlight on the global sporting calendar and the biggest sporting event hosted in Scotland since the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

All roles will be paid the Glasgow Living Wage. Apply or find out more information HERE.

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